40 year old newbie. Help needed please.
I have begun shopping for my first "adult" bicycle.
I am 40 years old, in very good shape (soccer two to three times a week) and looking for something I can ride on the road as well as occasionally take out onto the canal path up the Delaware river. I would imagine I might ride for example 15 to 20 miles on the road for exercise and fun. I could probably handle that distance to start and work up from there.
I know nothing about bikes and was looking online and have found a few that interest me.
I have no idea if they suit my purpose or not. I called a few LBS's and before I visit them, I want to educate myself on current offerings and gather opinions as to what might be best for me.
If anyone has any advice for a bike in the $600 range, I would be much appreciative. I plan on visiting the shops this weekend but hope to learn a bit more before I do.
I noticed the FUJI Newest and Absolute and the TREK FX series online. Are these they types of machines I should be looking at?